Ph.D. Public Policy and Public Administration

Dissertation: “Investigating Identity, Exploring Effectiveness: An Empirical Analysis of 
Latino-Serving Nonprofit Organizations”
Comprehensive Areas: Public/Nonprofit Management, Public Administration/Policy
The University of Georgia: Athens, GA – Cum Laude, May 2008

M.S.W. Community Empowerment and Program Development (Concentration)

The University of Georgia: Athens, GA – Summa Cum Laude, August 2007

Graduate Higher Education Administration and Enrollment Management Certificate

Capstone: “A Comprehensive 5-year Enrollment Management Plan for Weyerhaeuser 
University of Miami: Coral Gables, FL – Magna Cum Laude, May 2001

M.P.A. International Development and Non-governmental Organizations (Concentration)

Thesis: “The Organizational Structure and Mission of Minority Student Affairs Entities Comprising the Magnolia Conference of Higher Education”
U.S. Peace Corps Master’s International Program
Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey: Camden, NJ – Magna Cum Laude, October 2000

B.A. Liberal Studies and Psychology (Majors); Environmental Science (Minor); Women’s Studies (Certificate)

National Student Exchange Program: University of Massachusetts: Amherst, MA
Foreign Exchange Program: Universidad de Salamanca: Colegio de España, Spain
Florida International University: Miami, FL – Cum Laude, December 1995